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facet

 [fas´et]
a small, plane surface on a hard body, such as a bone.

fac·et

, facette (fas'et, fă-set'), Avoid pronouncing the English word facet like the French form facette.
1. A small smooth area on a bone or other firm structure, usually an articular surface covered in life with articular cartilage. Synonym(s): facies (3) [TA]
2. A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
[Fr. facette]

facet

(făs′ĭt)
n.
1. Anatomy A small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth.
2. Biology One of the lenslike visual units of a compound eye, as of an insect.

fac′et·ed, fac′et·ted adj.

facet

A small, smooth surface of a bone where articulation occurs. See Bilateral locked facet, Unilateral locked facet.

fac·et

, facette (fas'ĕt, fă-set') [TA]
1. A small, smooth area on a bone or other firm structure.
2. A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
[Fr. facette]

facet

A small flat surface on a bone or tooth or other hard body. A facet may be natural, as on the arches of the vertebrae, or the result of wear.

fac·et

(fas'ĕt)
1. [TA] A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
2. [TA] Small smooth area on bone or other firm structure.
Synonym(s): facies (3) [TA] .
[Fr. facette]
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The AMCF frequencies show that the absence of an anterior facet and the single, elongated facet is more frequent in American Blacks, while the presence of two facets, both small and large anterior facets, is more frequent in American Whites.
Previously, the types and incidence of superior articular facets of Isan-Thai dried calcanei has been documented for the first time (Iamsaard et al.).
A narrow axillary primibrachial lies in the centre of the facet. Its lateral surface is only slightly visible on the side of the cup.
When facets were notched at multiple sides, it was considered as irregular shape.
In view of all the above, we present in this study the development of an item pool to constitute the basis for the first Spanish CAT to measure the FFM facets efficiently To do so, we identify four major steps: (a) develop items of each facet and obtain evidence for content validity, (b) calibrate each facet separately, checking the unidimensionality assumption and IRT fit, (c) test the performance of separate facet CATs, and (d) obtain evidences for internal structure and convergent validity.
LCSS results from a combination of pathogenic factors, including a decrease in the area of the cauda equina, hypertrophy ofligamentum flavum, loss of intervertebral disk height, and hypertrophy of the facet joints [14].
The morphology of the superior facets were collected by using a Microscribe G2X digitizer (Immersion Co., San Jose, CA).
A distinct feature is the presence of a relatively large amount of facets on the fatigue crack propagation path, especially for the specimens tested in dry air, Figures 6(a) and 6(b).
These can be limits, search filters, or facets. The searcher can either designate the criteria within an initial search statement or add the requirements after viewing the first search results.
Displacement of the interfacetal joint with rotational deformity may also produce a "double-appearance" of articular facets above the level of injury reminiscent of a "bow tie".